Locanda San Fantino | Sawday's

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Locanda San Fantino - Hotel in Campania

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Via San Fantino 8, 84070 San Giovanni a Piro, Salerno
Campania, Italy

Sebastiano Petrilli

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+39 (0)974 983442 (landline)

Oodles of charm: donkeys, hammocks, wines from the estate, beds wrapped in Venetian linen, and a pool with a view of the Bay of Policastro

Do not follow the sat nav to get here – the owner will come and find you, in little San Giovanni a Piro! The roads wind up into the mountain countryside, the sea glistens in the distance, and cherry trees line the dusty track… we've never tasted fruit so delicious. The estate is self-sufficient (jams, wines, salamis, olive oil), the old palazzo is like a fascinating museum, the walls of your own house are a metre thick, and the style is cool rustic chic – with a dash of theatricality. Walls are white, floors are matt terracotta, there are lovely pieces of driftwood positioned in innovative ways, and a kitchen that's sheer delight, with a great big fireplace and a stainless steel stove. Where the animals once lived, the cook now prepares your breakfast. There are seven bedrooms (two on the ground floor), a piano to play, a pool to splash in and heaps of space – come for a special occasion. The field-like garden is charmingly unkempt, with two donkeys to carry picnics and hammocks slung between trees (one fits six kids). Views reach to the Bay of Policastro – a seven-minute drive.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Sebastiano Petrilli:

Local points of interest from
Sebastiano Petrilli:

  • Check on the website under "courses" to see what is being planned, whether a yoga retreat or a cooking or foraging course
  • Within a National Park and Unesco World Heritage site and has the highest flora biodiversity of Europe.
  • Wine, food and ingredients are excellent and often unique.
  • The longest stretch in Italy of coastline without a road, it’s like being on a deserted island.
  • Great weather all year around, not stifling hot in the summer.
  • A self sufficient estate where you can tell the rest of the world: “you stay there and I stay here”.
Points of interest

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  • 5 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Double
  • , 1 Suite for 3
Price:(i) 100 to250 per night

Self-catering whole house: €5000-€8000 per week.

Special Offer: September promotion - A great time to be here, harvest of the Pinot Noir, wild mushroom, walnuts, tuna in the sea, deserted beaches. 20% discount for a minimum stay of 3 days, 30% discount over 5 days

Booking info:

Pets by arrangement.


Picnic lunch and dinner available by arrangement. Restaurants within walking distance. Breakfast included.




Via San Fantino 8, 84070 San Giovanni a Piro, Salerno

Hotel 5 Twin/double rooms
5 large twin/doubles.
Price: (i) 130 to 160 per night
Hotel 1 Double room
1 small double.
Price: (i) 100 to 140 per night
Hotel 1 Suite
1 twin/double, 1 single.
Price: (i) 180 to 250 per night

Sebastiano Petrilli

Visit website

+39 (0)974 983442 (landline)